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Annoying fuel filler deflector
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:39:34 AM »
It has to go. Any advice re: getting it outta there? Worst design ever.

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 07:58:51 AM »
Hi DietDrThunder,

This has been discussed previously here : Filling Up

In the UK I personally don't find it a problem, and just hold the Pump nozzle vertically
against the bottom of the cage but I understand that pumps in the US
with the "Vapour Recovery" system, aren't very user friendly !

In that Topic you will find details of how to remove that "Cage", ( destructive method ),
and some information on devices such as the "McCuff" that may also help.

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:29:20 PM »
Thanks for that. I usually search first; I have no excuse as to why I didn't :)

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »
I love the Triumph filler.  The trick is to hold it at a slight angle to minimize spattering and not squeeze the dispenser lever FULL ON.  And don't try to "top off" once the fuel pump dispenser's auto shut-off kicks in.
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 02:37:20 PM »
My problem with it is that I have bad shoulders, so it's very painful to have to hold the nozzle suspended in mid-air while it's filling. My standard method is to stick the filler in far enough so that it can rest at an angle across the opening, and then when it gets near the top I can hold it up and finish. Holding it in the air for 5+ gallons is agony for me.

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 07:43:26 PM »
Hmm... not needing to hold the nozzle suspended in mid-air is precisely why the Triumph filler is brilliant.  I just stick the nozzle all the way in - not too hard, of course - and let the tip rest on the bottom of the filler "basket".  Pull the trigger and wait till the auto shut-off clicks in.  That's it.  No need to watch the fuel level rise.

With a wide-open gas filler, I have to hold the dispenser very deliberately to suspend the nozzle inside the filler - but not too far in.
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 08:29:14 PM »
I think that it's a stupid design too and have thought about removing the obstruction many times but I hate cutting bits of a bike up.
From what I've seen, other Triumph models have a 'normal' fuel filler so why did they fit this to the Trophy??

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 08:54:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Volfy [+]
Hmm... not needing to hold the nozzle suspended in mid-air is precisely why the Triumph filler is brilliant.  I just stick the nozzle all the way in - not too hard, of course - and let the tip rest on the bottom of the filler "basket".  Pull the trigger and wait till the auto shut-off clicks in.  That's it.  No need to watch the fuel level rise.

With a wide-open gas filler, I have to hold the dispenser very deliberately to suspend the nozzle inside the filler - but not too far in.

I've literally just now gotten gas for the first time, so maybe I need to re-visit my technique. It is possible that when I looked at it, I assumed that I could not fill in the way you described, without actually trying.

 


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